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No School Friday & Monday

Argyle ISD students will be out of school on Friday, Feb. 11 and Monday, Feb. 14.

Friday will serve as an instructional day for all district staff and a student holiday. All students and staff will be off on Monday, which is the first of two Argyle ISD Bad Weather Days.

Argyle ISD has enough required instructional minutes built into the school calendar that will allow Feb. 14 to serve as a school holiday. Two campuses, Argyle High School and Argyle Intermediate, will be short 210 minutes due to hosting UIL meets. These two campuses will recover the time by adding five minutes daily during March and April.

Argyle ISD Celebrates National School Counseling Week!

Argyle ISD is celebrating National School Counseling Week from Feb. 7-11. "School Counseling: Better Together" is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association and focuses on the unique contributions of school counselors in school districts across the nation and how students are positively impacted by school counselors.

Argyle ISD's counselors do a tremendous job in helping students achieve success and plan for a career. They help students realize their potential and help set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.


The following is the list of school counselors in Argyle ISD:
Hilltop Elementary - Michael Ball

West Elementary - Marjorie Edge & Heather Kennedy
Argyle Intermediate - Delauren Tullos
Argyle Middle - Tina Shobe & Jessica Wade
Argyle High School - Margo Bigbie, Elizabeth Davis, Alisha Roach
Argyle ISD Crisis Coordinator - Dr. Paul Haggan

PHOTOS: Eagle Snow Days!

Argyle ISD students enjoyed a fun two days of playing in the snow when school was closed Feb. 3-4. The winter storm forced the district to close due to the conditions. Thank you for sharing some of your fun snow day photos on the Argyle ISD Facebook page.


Click HERE to view some of the Snow Day photos.

AHS Choir Performs at TMEA Convention in San Antonio

This week, the Argyle High School choir was part of a very distinguished event. The choir is performing at the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention in San Antonio. Argyle High School's choir is one of only six schools from the state performing at the convention.


This prestigious opportunity was awarded to only the best choirs throughout the state. Concert Choir began working on this program at the beginning of the school year and they were extremely excited to finally have the opportunity to perform. The choir performed for classmates this week in the auditorium before leaving for San Antonio.

Bad Weather Days Update

The Argyle ISD school calendar is built on required instructional minutes. Three campuses have enough instructional minutes to cover January 14 (district-wide COVID-19 closure) and the two inclement weather days (Feb. 3-4).

Two campuses, Argyle High School and Argyle Intermediate, will be short 210 minutes due to hosting UIL meets. These two campuses will recover the time by adding five minutes daily during March and April.


The two bad weather makeup days will be student and staff holidays on Feb. 14 and April 14 (unless another bad weather day is needed).

Showstopper! Middle School One-Act Play Shines

The Argyle Middle School Theatre Department held its "One Night One-Act" public performance on Wednesday in the AMS auditorium. It was an outstanding performance by the students in These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich. Congratulations to the theatre department on this great night of showcasing the talented students at AMS!

How About HOSA! Eagle Students Headed to State

Argyle High School had a great performance recently at the HOSA Spring Leadership Conference and competed against all Dallas-Fort Worth schools. HOSA is the Future Health Professionals student organization, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America. The HOSA team is led by Health Science Teacher Julie Bayne. The top three in each category qualified for the HOSA State Competition in April in Galveston.


Here are the results of the Argyle HOSA students:


1st Place: BIOMEDICAL DEBATE: Chloe Lyng, Elisa Sun, Olivia Barnes, Maria de Vasconcelos

2nd Place: HEALTH INFORMATICS: Elizabeth Criswell

5th Place: FORENSIC SCIENCE: Aidan McKinney, Ashlee 'Jade' Hernandez

8th: MEDICAL SPELLING: Puneet Nunsavathu

14th: MEDICAL SPELLING: Ananya Dhumbala

AHS Hosting Emergency Summit & Fair April 23

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UIL Announces Realignment & Reclassification

The University Interscholastic Leagues announced the realignment and reclassification last week for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. Argyle is moving to Class 5A next year and will be classified as 5A Division II in football.


The Eagles will compete in football in the new seven-team District 3-5A that also includes Carrollton Creekview, Denton, Frisco Emerson, Frisco Independence, Frisco Memorial and Lake Dallas.


Argyle's basketball and volleyball teams will join the eight-team District 7-5A that also includes Colleyville Heritage, Denton, Denton Ryan, Grapevine, Lake Dallas Birdville and Richland. All other sports will likely be aligned in this district.


This school year marks Argyle's final campaign competing in Class 4A and the school is currently in first place in the UIL Lone Star Cup standings.

What An Honor! AHS Art Students Recognized Nationally

Three Argyle High School art students are being showcased nationally.

The artwork of Calli Patterson, Gia McKenna and Dakota Ray is being featured virtually at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) website (artedcators.org) through April 29, 2022. The exhibition showcases the work of talented artists who are members of the NAEA's National Art Honor Society/National Junior Art Honor Society.


The artwork "Nerves" by Ray, a sophomore, has been selected to be published in the Phi Delta Kappa educational journal Kappan.

From a record-breaking total of 1,665 submissions, 199 works representing 103 schools from 29 states and three countries outside the United States will be presented in our Virtual Exhibition.


Click HERE to read more.

Argyle ISD Bond 2022: Election Day May 7

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees approved the community-led Bond & Growth Planning Committee's (BGPC) recommendation of a $267,885,000 bond proposal. Detailed bond information can be found on ArgyleISD.com. The tax impact if the bond is approved would be $15 per $100,000 property value per year.


Estimated Property Value - Tax Impact Per Year
$300,000 - $45 per year
$500,000 - $75 per year
$700,000 - $105 per year


Proposition A - New Schools, Infrastructure, Safety Updates & Buses

  • Elementary School #4 - $39,433,000 (2024)
  • Elementary School #5 - $44,512,000 (2026)
  • New Middle School #1 - $103,515,000 (2025)
  • Funding for Future Land - $20,000,000
  • Design Fees for Middle School #2 - $4,975,000
  • Buses - $4,500,000
  • Furniture Refresh (Hilltop & Argyle Middle School) - $2,000,000
  • Safety & Security Updates - $1,000,000
  • Hilltop Elementary playground improvements - $500,000
  • Acoustic Sound Shell at AHS auditorium - $350,000
  • Technology Infrastructure - $300,000

Proposition B - Stadium

  • Stadium at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls - $26,915,000 (2024)


Proposition C - Indoor Activity Center

  • Indoor Activity Center at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls - $19,885,000 (2025)

COVID-19 Cases - Reporting & Dashboard

Argyle ISD is providing a COVID-19 dashboard to keep parents, staff, students and the community aware of the positive case totals at the campuses. The dashboard is updated by 6 p.m. each school day. The numbers are based on only cases confirmed through documentation with campus nurses.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DASHBOARD

School Board Trustee Application Deadline Feb. 18

Argyle ISD will hold a School Board Election on May 7. Two seats will be on the ballot - Place 6 and Place 7. These places are currently held by Brad Lowry (Place 6) and Jeff Williams (Place 7). Applications can now be submitted for the Board Election and more information can be found on the Argyle ISD website. Click HERE for the Trustee application packet. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is Feb. 18.

Top-Ranked Lady Eagles Begin Playoff Run Monday

The No. 1 state-ranked Argyle Lady Eagles completed a historic feat on Tuesday to add to the rich history of the program. Argyle finished the regular season and district campaign undefeated. The Lady Eagles defeated Springtown on the road 90-21 to finish the regular season 32-0.


Now, the Lady Eagles focus on the Class 4A postseason. They will open the playoffs on Monday vs. Diamond Hill-Jarvis. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Argyle High School Arena.


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PLAYOFF TICKETS


The Eagles are in action Friday when they host Decatur at 8 p.m. Argyle is coming off an 85-41 victory Tuesday at Springtown.


Photo credit: Nick West, The Talon News

Soccer Teams On Road Friday

The Argyle Lady Eagle and Eagle soccer teams are on the road Friday. The Lady Eagles battle Springtown in district action at 5:30 p.m. The Eagles will follow at 7:30 p.m. against Springtown.


Both teams return home next Tuesday when they host Carrollton Ranchview.


Photo credit: Cate Clark, The Talon News

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Argyle Independent School District

Argyle ISD is a fast-growth public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 4,200 students and 500 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is an 11-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion. The Eagle Extra! Newsletter is produced by the Argyle ISD Communications & Marketing Department.

To submit stories or a possible photo of the week for consideration, contact Rick Herrin, Argyle ISD Director of Communications at communications@argyleisd.com.


Email:
Communications@ArgyleISD.com
Website: argyleisd.com
Location: 800 Eagle Drive, Argyle, TX, USA
Phone: (940) 464-7241
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Twitter: @argyleisd
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